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Dave Quincer, owner of the Cozy Theater, keeps an old speaker stand in his office from the Prairie Drive-In, along with a rendering of the Cozy Theater in Wadena and a picture of his Grandfather Clarence Quincer, who purchased the theater in 1940 from his father John Quincer.

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The plot thickens around Perham this week during the 100th anniversary of the East Otter Tail County fair, but 30 years ago the plot was really thick at the Prairie Drive-In Theater.


"The last few years we were open the fair just killed us," Dave Quincer said.

The Quincer family owned and operated both seasonal drive-ins here in Perham and Wadena. Dave continues the family tradition running The Cozy Theater in downtown Wadena.

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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